Immediately advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillationwill be required for SCA victims. Delay means death. Survival rates in advanced economies with trained general public and access to automated defibrillators is around 7 % .In India because of lack of presently situation is very gloomy.

After recovery your electrophysiologist will investigate to find out the cause.He may do following tests

Coronary angiography : diagnostic angiogram to rule out blockage in arteries of heart

Electrophysiology study and Ventricular tachycardia ablation : finding the abnormal electric tissue and circuits causing these problems and destroying them.

Intra cardiac defibrillator(ICD) : A pacemaker like device which monitors for occurrence of ventricular tachycardia / ventricular fibrillation and tries to correct it by overdrive pacing or giving electric shocks.


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